Christmas Morning Joy | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends! I’m back today with a new layout using the Boughs of Holly Cut File. This cut file is one of four free cut file sets that are available on The Cut Shoppe Blog.

I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing out the portion of the cut file that I was wanting to use. I then resized the image to 11.5″ because I wanted the cut file to be a large focal point on the layout. I wanted to print my photos in a star shape to continue on with the star theme. I used the Print Then Cut feature within Cricut Design Space to size and print my photos into the star shape.
(You can find detailed instruction on this process in my video at the end of the blog post.)

I cut the cut file image on the Pines Patterned Paper from the Pinkfresh Studio December Days Collection. I positioned the cut file image towards the top of my background patternedĀ paper from Hip Kit Club. Before adhering the cut file I added white gesso to the background and added color, Shimmerz Paints-Great Fruit Creameez, to the background using the packaging technique. While I waiting for the mixed media to dry, I cut multiple stars in white cardstock and vellum to use as layers behind my star shaped photos.

After the mixed media was dry I adhered the cut file and photos. I then added hand stitching around the cut file with blue embroidery floss. Next I created a visual triangle of embellishment clusters using Pinkfresh Studio December Days Puffy Stickers and Die Cuts.

Now you can take a look at my process video that also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial!

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me! Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Blog to download those freebie cut files and to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store!

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Cuppa Joe | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends! I’m back with a new project that was recently on The Cut Shoppe Blog using the Cuppa Joe Cut File. Today I’m going to be sharing a layout in my Traveler’s Notebook, which is something that is completely new to me! I’m participating in the My Thankful 30 project for the month of November, and I thought the Traveler’s Notebook would be the perfect size to document what I’m thankful for!

I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing out one of the coffee cup images from the Cuppa Joe Cut File. I used the contour feature to make the coffee cup a solid image. I then resized the coffee cup to fit onto a Traveler’s Notebook spread.

I cut the coffee cup image on a sheet of watercolor paper. I used Shimmerz Paints Jeni B Blue, Heidi Ho Blue, and Lapis Dance to paint the coffee cup while the image was still on the Cricut cutting mat.

I grabbed the Maggie Holmes 6×6 Gather Collection Paper Pad and used a blue gingham patterned paper as a layer in my notebook. I used ephemera from the Maggie Holmes Gather Collection and Chasing Dreams Collection as layers behind the photo. I also grabbed a few gold leaves that I picked up at Michaels a few years ago and also tucked a clip, from the One Canoe Two Hazelwood Ephemera Pack, on the right-hand side of the page.

For final touches, I added Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine splatters and a few gold glittery hearts from Close To My Heart. I also added a title using black alphas from my stash and one line of journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter.

Now you can take a look at my process video that includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial.

Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files! Thanks for spending part of your day with me!!

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